Unfair to pin blame for Mbeki recall on Zuma

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki.
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki.

I am not a fan of President Jacob Zuma but and I am of the view that the ANC top six and other stakeholders are unfair to tell him to step down because Zuma played a direct role in the recall of President Thabo Mbeki.

I suspect he might have told them not to recall Mbeki but people like Zwelinzima Vavi, Blade Nzimande and Julius Malema, just to mention a few, were at the forefront of efforts to recall Mbeki.

Zuma was worshipped and as such he is an elephant in the room and the ANC is struggling to recall him because he will only go on his terms.

The new ANC leadership should blame itself for allowing Zuma to manipulate it by saying should he be recalled, the ANC will lose KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, as the Zulus will be upset. To me, KZN only became a stronghold of the ANC when Zuma became president of the party in 2007.

The ANC can survive without KZN and Free State, while it is a myth that Zulus are in the majority in Gauteng.

N'wabvenula Phangani

Mamelodi

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